ACGrizz

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  1. Same with 538's prediction if you go off of the ELO forecast, but we dip behind New Orleans and Portland off of their RAPTOR forecast. I want to believe, but that end of season schedule is so brutal.
  2. Easily Tyreke. Not only did he have a moveable contract and on the court value, he was also hurting our tank.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    It's happening!
  4. We end the season on an absolutely brutal 17-game stretch (see below). We'll need a cushion ahead of the other teams going into that stretch, because I could easily see us going 6-12 and dropping in the standings. Thu, Mar 12 @Portland 9:00 PM Tickets as low as $10 Sat, Mar 14 @Utah 8:00 PM Tickets as low as $22 Mon, Mar 16 @San Antonio 7:30 PM Tickets as low as $8 Tue, Mar 17 vsOklahoma City 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $5 Thu, Mar 19 @Milwaukee 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $26 Sat, Mar 21 vsNew Orleans 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $26 Tue, Mar 24 @New Orleans 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $9 Wed, Mar 25 vsBoston 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $10 Sat, Mar 28 vsToronto 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $10 Mon, Mar 30 @Toronto 6:30 PM Tickets as low as $38 Wed, Apr 1 vsNew York 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $6 Fri, Apr 3 vsDallas 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $10 Sun, Apr 5 @Portland 8:00 PM Tickets as low as $16 Tue, Apr 7 @Denver 8:00 PM Tickets as low as $11 Sat, Apr 11 vsOklahoma City 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $10 Mon, Apr 13 vsPhiladelphia 7:00 PM Tickets as low as $11 Wed, Apr 15 @Houston 6:30 PM Tickets as low as $11
  5. Well, for one, even if you assume that he is similar to JV, try to imagine what we'd look like this season without JV. And I disagree about Nurkic - I think they'll have a much stronger 2nd half of the season and will make the playoffs over us.
  6. They'll get Nurkic back which will be big for them. Injuries have hit them hard.
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    Chandler Parsons - Note to Memphis

    My comment was with respect to the fact that your initial reaction to news of a person being hit by a drunk driver and sustaining injuries was "this guy's a leech/makes me want to puke/etc." This guy hasn't been relevant at all for the Grizzlies for a while and it's kind of weird you harbor such ill feelings towards a guy that just had a serious accident in a scenario that kills thousands of people every year. Move on, enjoy your life. At the end of the day, this is just sports.
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    Chandler Parsons - Note to Memphis

    Get help, guys.
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    ESPN Love? No, Zion will win ROY

    Yeah, just don’t see it happening for Zion. Good recent example is Brogdon winning RotY over Embiid and that was with Brogdon having far less impressive numbers than Embiid. Embiid played 31 games that year, which is probably around where Zion will end up even if he stays healthy (load management/B2Bs). Maybe Ja won’t win the award, but it won’t be because Zion won it.
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    TA Returning to the Grizz!!!

    Most importantly, it’s nice for the long term culture of this franchise. Take care of one of our own and show players around the league that this team will treat you right for life if you treat this team and the city right.
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    Ja Morant invited to Dunk Contest

    True. He'll definitely be in the Rookie/Sophomore (USA vs. World) game and possibly the skills challenge.
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    Ja Morant invited to Dunk Contest

    Would've been entertaining to see him in it, but glad he'll be taking the opportunity to rest up any lingering injuries.
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    Keeping Melton

    Pera bought the team before the 2012-2013 season and the team remained over the cap every season they made the playoffs. So sure, I'll play along - yes, the Grizzlies would easily go over the cap if they thought it meant contending for a title.
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    Keeping Melton

    MJ was the first player ever to sign a contract worth over $20m. He was "underpaid" relative to newer players since he had signed an earlier contract, but as soon as he was able to sign a new contract he got paid quite handsomely. For the 96-97 season he made $30.14 million...the next highest paid player was Horace Grant at $14.86 million. Adjusted for inflation he made $49.27 million that year. For the 97-98 season he made $33.140 million...the next highest paid player was Patrick Ewing at $20.50 million. Adjusted for inflation he made $52.95 million that year. He actually made peanuts when he went to the Wizards - right around $1 million each of the two years. So while I don't want to say you're completely wrong...MJ never willingly took a pay cut or put a will to win titles above getting paid.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    Both Graham and Teague have been pretty awful, so I don't think this is necessarily a "throwing in the towel" move for them. Seems like they might try and make a play for DLo (thought I'm not sure with what assets).
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    So are Jaren and Dillon good yet?

    *Mortal Kombat fatality* woof. He has a family - be gentle!
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    So are Jaren and Dillon good yet?

    Mike's best statistical years were, unfortunately, at the tail end of the Grit'N'Grind era where the team wasn't good enough to justify giving an All-Star selection to a guy most of the national public wasn't used to watching on their TVs
  18. He's averaging 16 minutes per game this month. How much would you prefer he play? And whose minutes would you cut to give him more minutes?
  19. Based on what? Spurs have never had anyone that I actively dislike other than Bruce Bowen, and it's been a whiiiile since he was around.
  20. We're taking advantage of a soft stretch in the schedule (2 wins against the Warriors, 2 wins against the Suns, wins against the Wizards, Kings, Hornets and TWolves), which is encouraging to see from a young team. Unfortunately, we have the 7th toughest schedule left (.514 SOS), while some of our competition for the 8th spot has an easier time the rest of the way (Portland is close at .509, San Antonio is at .504, OKC is at .494, New Orleans is at .487). http://www.tankathon.com/remaining_schedule_strength
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    Dillon Brooks is better than you guys think

    I looked at his shot chart (link below if you're interested) and I was pleasantly surprised at how it looks in most areas. The big disappointment is his finishing at the rim - those shots make up nearly a third of his overall shots (29.7%) and yet he's shooting 41.5% on those shots compared to the league average of 57.2%. If he could either improve or cut down on those shots, he'd be a more efficient player. https://stats.nba.com/events/?flag=3&CFID=44&CFPARAMS=2019-20&PlayerID=1628415&TeamID=0&GameID=&ContextMeasure=FGA&Season=2019-20&SeasonType=Regular Season&LeagueID=00&PlusMinus=N&PaceAdjust=N&Rank=N&Outcome=&Location=&Month=0&SeasonSegment=&OpponentTeamID=0&VsConference=&VsDivision=&GameSegment=&Period=0&LastNGames=0&DateFrom=&DateTo=&PORound=0&ShotClockRange=&MeasureType=Base&PerMode=Totals&section=player&sct=zone
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    Dillon Brooks is better than you guys think

    What are you basing this on? Jaylen shoots better, makes more 2 point field goals both on an absolute and per-36 minutes basis, rebounds better and has better defensive advanced stats. Brown is also younger.
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    So are Jaren and Dillon good yet?

    The interesting thing is he's actually committing more fouls per minute this month than in December, but the timing of those fouls at least seems to be better. He's not getting in as much first half foul trouble as he was earlier in the season it seems.
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    Jenkins system has not,is not and will never work.

    I don't disagree that none of our guys have been great defensive players this year, but there's currently only 4 players in the entire league with a defensive rating under 100. Probably more accurate to say the "line" on DRtg is somewhere around 105 (around where the top 35 players are). https://www.foxsports.com/nba/stats?season=2019&category=ADVANCED&group=1&sort=5&time=0&pos=0&team=0&qual=1&sortOrder=0&opp=0&page=1
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    Ja Morant invited to Dunk Contest

    Stro was the most disappointing - based on his in-game dunks, I was expecting so much more from him in the dunk contest.